Eduflack is authored by Patrick Riccards. Since 2007, Patrick has used Eduflack platform to write about the intersections of policy, politics, research, and communications in public education.
Patrick is an award-winning writer and communications strategist. In 2015, PR News named him its Not-for-Profit Communications Professional of the Year and named him its Public Affairs Professional of the Year in 2013. Patrick brings more than 20 years experience in education philanthropy, advocacy, consulting, and government.
Named a 2014 Social Media MVP for his Eduflack platform, Patrick can be followed on Twitter via @Eduflack. He regularly speaks on social media, communications, and education reform and is the author or ghost author of work that has appeared in more than 100 publications, including USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times, and Education Week. Patrick is also the author of the award-winning book, Dadprovement, that chronicles his experiences building a family through adoption.
A former school board chairman, Patrick is married to Jennifer Riccards and has two children, Michael and Anna. Based in Princeton, NJ, he sees himself as a father, writer, communicator, and education agitator. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he still longs to play first base for his beloved New York Mets.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.